Posts by: Steven.Hendrickson - Page 3

13 Dec
2013
As we move further into December and approach the new year, the feeling of the holiday season is in the air. In Russia however, the holiday season is not quite the same as in most western countries. The numerous decorations, lights and “Christmas” Trees (Ёлка) you see scattered throughout the city are in fact, not ...
12 Dec
2013
Most visitors to Moscow are familiar with the most famous sites and attractions. Red Square, the Kremlin and perhaps even some of the many Soviet monuments. But one place that many people (besides most Muscovites) are not aware of is the historic Arbat Street (Арбатская улица). Located right in the old center of Moscow, The Arbat ...
11 Dec
2013
One common problem that arises with offline dictionary applications is that often times, the number of word and phrase entries are limited and sometimes, even seemingly basic words, are not available. Well, this week’s app might be able to solve some of those problems. The app is called Russian Dictionary + by iThinkdiff and once ...
10 Dec
2013
Looking for a trendy feeling, yet fun and casual place to hang out for the night near St. Petersburg’s historic center? Look no further than Radio Luxembourg Bar on 2, Bolshaya Konyushennaya street (Большая Конюшенная). Named after the famous radio station, this place lives up to its name, offering all night DJ parties with affordable ...
09 Dec
2013
St. Petersburg is known as a cultural capital of Russia. But in many ways, it’s also a capital of all western culture. Thanks to the world famous Hermitage (Эрмитаж) museum, artwork from around the world is exhibited here in St. Petersburg. Starting this month, you will be able to see artwork from one of the ...
05 Dec
2013
Anyone who has ever been to Russia can’t help but notice the Russian pride in their various military victories throughout history. This pride usually manifests itself in memorials and monuments dedicated to those who fought and died in the conflicts. Even in some of the smallest villages and in the most remote areas of Russia, ...
04 Dec
2013
Its Wednesday and that means that it’s that time of the week to review another useful Russian language resource! This week I’d like to share with you the website of one of my former Russian professors. The site is http://www.professornolan.org/russian_grammar.html and the linked page in particular, focuses on Russian grammar. Although there are many such ...
29 Nov
2013
Most people who grew up in the west are familiar with the cartoon character  Winnie the Pooh (Винни-Пух) from the A.A. Milne story. And most westerners are probably familiar with the film adaptation by Disney. However, what many don’t know is that the story was also adapted for film in the Soviet Union. From 1969 ...
28 Nov
2013
If you have walked down Nevskiey Prospekt towards Palace square in the past few days, you may have noticed a dramatic change to the city skyline in that area. Finally, after months of restoration work, the city’s grand Admiralty building (Здание Главного Адмиралтейства) is once again free of scaffolding and construction equipment. Today, the building ...
27 Nov
2013
St. Petersburg is a favorite destination for tourists thanks to its beautiful sights and history. But another thing that makes the city so worth visiting is actually not the city at all, but the suburbs of the city, known as the Prigorod (Пригород). Each of these smaller towns has its own royal estates, parks and ...